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Plants that require little watering in addition to natural rainfall. Give one good deep soaking per month. In addition watch for plant stress signs such as wilting. If a plant appears stressed then provide it a good deep soaking.

Penstemon x mexicali 'Red Rocks'

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Common Name: Red Rocks Penstemon
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Rose
Water Needs: Little Water Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun Part-Shade

Mature Height: 18"
Mature Width: 18"
Description:

Rose flowers. Narrow, dark green leaves, blooms all summer with deadheading. Plant Select® award winner.


Garden Notes: An easy variety to grow in most growing conditions. Likes some protection from harsh winds and hottest sun. This variety has been a proven performer in our gardens.

Penstemon x mexicali 'Carolyn's Hope'

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Common Name: Carolyn's Hope Penstemon
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Pink
Water Needs: Little Water Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun Part-Shade

Mature Height: 18"
Mature Width: 14"
Description:

Plant Select® award winner. Cheerful pink, white-throated tubular flowers and dark pink buds above narrow, glossy green are attractive nearly all summer long. This hybrid between Mexican and American wild penstemons was developed in Colorado to raise funds to support breast cancer research at University of Colorado Cancer Center.


Penstemon x mexicali 'Windwalker Garnet'

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Common Name: Windwalker Garnet Penstemon
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Purple
Water Needs: Little Water Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun Part-Shade

Mature Height: 18"
Mature Width: 14"
Description:

Plant Select® award winner. Unique ruby-red or garnet-colored tubular flowers with striped throats bloom nearly all summer long above narrow, glossy green leaves, forming attractive mounds. This selection is a hybrid between Mexican and American wild penstemons developed by Kelly Grummons in Colorado.


Penstemon wrightii

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Common Name: Wright's Penstemon
Bloom Season: Spring to Fall
Bloom Color: Red, Pink
Water Needs: Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 1-3'
Mature Width: 30"
Description:

One of the most dramatic Penstem we have growing in our beds. It makes a large, open mounding base with flowers stalks covered with bright red blooms extending two to three feet above the foliage. After blooming the seed pods are an attractive addition to the garden as well. If seed pods aren't what you want to look at though, regular deadheading will keep this plant blooming though the season.


Nepeta 'Junior Walker'

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Common Name: Junior Walker Catmint
Bloom Season: Spring to Summer
Bloom Color: Purple
Water Needs: Little Water Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun Part-Shade

Mature Height: 16"
Mature Width: 35"
Description:

This compact Nepeta retains the non-reseeding quality of its popular parent Walker s Low at one third its size.


Garden Notes: Blue-green foliage contrasts nicely with lavender-blue flowers for a long blooming window from mid-May through September. Nepeta Junior Walker™ was selected as one of Colorado State University's Top Perennial Performers for the 2012 season. - See more at: http://www.starrosesandplants.com/plants/perennial/nepeta-junior-walker#sthash.dCmcPPwL.dpuf

Liatris punctata

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Common Name: Spotted Gayfeather
Bloom Season: Late Summer
Bloom Color: Purple
Water Needs: Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 18"
Mature Width: 18"
Description:

Dense flower spikes. Has a taproot, does not transplant well once established. Short flower season- but plant has long visual appeal.


Garden Notes: A Panhandle Native. Low care plant. Can grow very nicely in outer fringes of yard. it will reseed nicely to make additional plants.

Chamaebatiaria millefolium

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Common Name: Fern Bush
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: White
Water Needs: Little Water Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 40"
Mature Width: 40"
Description:

Needs good drainage. Fern-like, aromatic foliage. Plant Select® award winner.


Garden Notes: Its bark begins to shred as it gets older, revealing a red layer underneath. Showy white flowers with good winter interest. Attracts butterflies.

Callirhoe involucrata

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Common Name: Wine Cups
Bloom Season: Spring
Bloom Color: Reddish Pink
Water Needs: Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 6"
Mature Width: 48"
Description:

Well drained soil is best, give plenty of room, will do well in a hot, exposed bed. Reseeds in flower beds. Nice magenta blooms. Plant Select® award winner.


Asarina antirrhiniflora (Maurandiya) 'Violet'

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Common Name: Violet Snapdragon Vine
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Violet
Water Needs: Little Water Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 36"
Mature Width: 12"

Artemisia schmidtiana

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Common Name: Silver Mound
Bloom Season: Mid-Summer
Bloom Color: White
Water Needs: Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 12"
Mature Width: 18"
Description:

Foliage plant with finely dissected leaves. Very attractive in the low border.